Import Parts, Part Assemblies, and Part Instances

PDM parts and part assemblies can be imported into HyperMesh via a PDM generated PLMXML file.
  1. From the menu bar, click File > Import > BOM.
    The Import browser opens.
  2. In the File field, navigate to the file that contains the parts, part assemblies, and part instances to import.
  3. Define additional options as needed.
  4. Click Import.

Import PDM Data

Import metadata from CAD to part. This facilitates visualizing CAD-centric metadata in the Part Browser and aids in the model build workflow.

  1. From the Part Browser, right-click on a part and select Metadata > Update or Metadata > Settings.
    Note: The Metadata option is only available when you right-click on parts.
  2. If you selected Update in the previous step:
    1. From the sub-menu, select Part Data or PDM Data.
    • Choose Part Data to update part metadata. The CAD file is parsed to extract the metadata without having to load the CAD representation into the session. After extraction, part metadata is immediately visible in the metadata section of the entity editor.
    • Choose PDM Data to update PDM attributes. The updates the PDM attributes for the selected map.
  3. If you selected Settings in Step 1:
    1. From the sub-menu, select Update or Mapping.
    • The Update selection refers to the REM settings for part data and PDM data. You can choose whether to import only incoming data, or to keep both.
    • The Mapping selection refers to mapping CAD metadata to PDM attributes. These settings can vary depending on the CAD format. The following figure is an example of PDM mapping settings for the JT CAD reader.
      Figure 1.
    Note: You can also access these settings by right-clicking in the part browser and selecting Representations > Settings > Load > CAD > Load Options.